1 1st Department of Internal Medicine, 417 Army Share Fund Hospital of Athens.
2 2nd Department of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Hippokration General Hospital of Athens.
3 2nd and 1st Department of Radiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Evgenidion Hospital of Athens.
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The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with
transfusion dependent thalassemia (TDT) has been increasing, where
viral hepatitis and iron overload are the two established HCC risk
factors. The aim of this study was to investigate the etiological
factors of HCC development and to evaluate the possible factors
associated with survival in our cohort of TDT patients with HCC.
Patients and Methods
|Table 1. Baseline characteristics of 42 patients with thalassemia major and HCC.|
|Figure 1. Overall Kaplan-Meier survival curve.|
|Table 2. Prognostic factors affecting survival using the Cox proportional hazard model.|
|Figure 2. Kaplan-Meier survival curve according BCLC staging.|